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Links 1 through 10 of 43 by Paul Carvill tagged india

GURGAON, India — In this city that barely existed two decades ago, there are 26 shopping malls, seven golf courses and luxury shops selling Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Gurgaon, located about 15 miles south of the national capital, New Delhi, would seem to have everything, except consider what it does not have: a functioning citywide sewer or drainage system; reliable electricity or water; and public sidewalks, adequate parking, decent roads or any citywide system of public transportation.

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The history of the food in Mumbai is closely linked to the growth of this city to a megapolis. As wave after wave of immigrants from all over the country came with dreams of gold in their eyes, they brought their culinary treasures with them. The result? A smorgasbord of cooking styles that’s sure to satiate the most discerning appetite. Here’s a sampling of 40 must-try foods (in alphabetical order) that define Mumbai’s food culture.

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"A mob of about a hundred people arrived at my house at 11 this morning (Sunday October 31st 2010.) They broke through the gate and vandalized property. They shouted slogans against me for my views on Kashmir, and threatened to teach me a lesson. The OB Vans of NDTV, Times Now and News 24 were already in place ostensibly to cover the event live. TV reports say that the mob consisted largely of members of the BJP’s Mahila Morcha (Women’s wing). After they left, the police advised us to let them know if in future we saw any OB vans hanging around the neighborhood because they said that was an indication that a mob was on its way."

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A new exhibition (at the Britush Library) traces the impact of South Asians on British life from the Raj to the early years of Indian independence. Our timeline opens a window on a little-known aspect of Britain's history

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"Vedanta's controversial project to develop a bauxite mine on sacred tribal land in India was in jeopardy after a government inquiry said that mining would destroy the way of life of the area's "endangered" and "primitive" people."

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Incredibly well argued, lengthy discussion of Indian-ness in Indian writing, and the perception of Indian literature dependent on its language and regional provenance.

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"Even as the storm broke over the acrimonious war of words between Shashi Tharoor and Lalit Modi over the shareholders in the Kochi IPL franchise, an intricate international web of ownership of other IPL teams emerged, spreading from Nigeria to Mauritius to India."

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"Spotted 50 miles off - lumbering knickerless over the horizon - comes Ms Lindsay Lohan, whom you might recall was BBC3's somewhat leftfield pick to explain the issue of child trafficking in India to its audience."

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